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BACR operates over 100 after school programs throughout the Bay Area.  We partner with hundreds of agencies to provide educational and enrichment services to students in our programs.  This article highlights one of our partners, America Scores serving a BACR site.

Such a lucid notion: "The taste of sweet blueberries and the word 'Barcelona' makes me happy" -- just lie in the echo of that for a moment. It captures all that is most tender, effortless, thrilling and true about life's apotheosis. It stirs the mystery of the senses and the power of language up into one singular wave of joy.

BACR is one of the leading providers of after school programming in Oakland schools (and the Bay Area) where it's efforts stand out due in part to a flexible work structure- allowing staff to develop their own best practices for the community in which they serve. Furthermore, some of BACR's success can be attributed to the continuous commitment of their senior level management. By having dedicated individuals that have been long-time organization members, as well as by promoting from within, BACR ensures that they see the success of their mission through!

From The Oakland Unified School District"s November FSCP (Family, Schools & Community Partnership) Newsletter...

"BACR is one of the leading providers of after school programming in Oakland schools (and the Bay Area) where it's efforts stand out due in part to a flexible work structure- allowing staff to develop their own best practices for the community in which they serve. Furthermore, some of BACR's success can be attributed to the continuous commitment of their senior level management. By having dedicated individuals that have been long-time organization members, as well as by promoting from within, BACR ensures that they see the success of their mission through!"

On Thursday, October 10th over 200 Bay Area Community Resources employees gathered at the Albert Boro Community Center in San Rafael for BACR’s FY13-14 Fall Kickoff. This is a BACR annual event where Marty Weinstein, CEO and Mary Jo Williams have the opportunity to celebrate BACR’s accomplishments, pay tribute to our employees, and talk about past success and future plans for the agency.

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A Home Away from Homelessness provides healthy snacks and dinner 4-days a week at Home Away. Sponsor a student! Your generous gift of $100 will feed a Home Away child for one month, $200 for two months, and $1,000 will feed a Home Away child for an entire year!

If enough supporters get behind this, Home Away can raise $10,000 which will support our snack and dinner costs for the entire year!

Meg Sherry
April 5, 1948-June 8, 2013

Meg Sherry, a long-time friend and employee at BACR, died on June 8 after 2 ½ years of treatment for cancer. Meg began her career as a Marriage and Family therapist in 1976. In the mid 1990’s, Meg went back to graduate school and completed her PhD in counseling psychology. Meg was the Clinical Supervisor of the Marin County school-based counseling program and later became Director of BACR’s Alcohol and Other Drug Services. During this time she oversaw program expansion at BACR’s Positive Changes Adult In-Custody Treatment Program, Phoenix Academy (a sober school for high school students) and Family Connections, a program of family therapy for youth in the juvenile justice system. She was the most senior staff member with a tenure of 33 years.